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Guerrilla Compositing Tactics in Maya and NUKE

by Ed Whetstone

In this tutorial, we'll work through a guerrilla-style compositing workflow in NUKE, focusing on a holistic approach to color and depth effects. These video lessons will introduce a compositing workflow that emphasizes efficiency. Software required: Maya 2011, NukeX 6.1.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, we'll work through a guerrilla-style compositing workflow in NUKE, focusing on a holistic approach to color and depth effects. These video lessons will introduce a compositing workflow that emphasizes efficiency. We'll look at a variety of color correction methods, depth and height-based haze, and faked camera effects such as depth of field and motion blur. Throughout, we'll develop a visual style for our comp that will be easy to replicate and re-use for later shots. Software required: Maya 2011, NukeX 6.1.

About the author

Ed Whetstone is a Dallas-based CG artist, educator, and would-be filmmaker. After graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas, he started working as a lighting artist at ReelFX Creative Studios. He is currently writing and directing a nights-and-weekends short film effort, “The Sum of Parts”.

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